We did a video as well…I`m looking forward to see it. It was against white background in white Ts so all we will see is the jewellery and our faces.
I LOVE to document with my camera. And I Love to do the blog. I really LOVE it and feel I have much to share, I just can not do it every day! So I do it my way! London was january 25. I already shared the photos we did for jewellery designer Michelle Lowe-Holder that day and here comes ”behind the scene”. As soon as I walk in on a job shoot like this one where I`m the only model, all the attention is on me and all MY attention is on everyone in the room. So here I was relating to 8 women of different ages, with the intention to give them the best of me, some of my history that might inspire the younger ones to dare to go their own way, my face and presence to the camera and my presence to everything. I`m in this job to share everything I`ve got to inspire everyone to get a real connection to their self worth and to know their mission in life. To know that they are important and have a true, real beauty. Beyond the pictures.That is part of my mission. I love giving back to life as a creative gift in whatever way it may be. My feeling at the end of the day was really good and full of gratitude. I know they felt that way too. I LOVE that and… I LOVE London…
Arriving at the studiothe first star is little Phoebe…a precious beauty with much integrity.I had to get a picture with the two of us…exactly 60 lifetime years between us. The ageing skin of mine I find beautiful next to her untouched skin.I`ll try not to show my tits. I have some amazing photos where I`m more naked but decided not to…One shoot after another. Entering magic inner spaceThe choiceMichelle Lowe-Holder, the jewellery designer and make up artist Hannah LockePolly checking out what we`ve done so farwe both liked thisthe choice
& Other stories happened the same day I went to London, january 22. It was a day when I was really really tired…and yet I was really looking forward to the photo shoot. First person I met was Tekla Knaust. I like Tekla a lot and I think she`s a great stylist. Last time I worked with her was on a video for Lykke Li. She then put me in an amazing black velvet dress that captured my body like a glove. So… Tekla met me at the entrance of the stylish headquarters of & Other stories, a big open loft space decorated with a trendy mix of second hand furniture. I felt at home immediately. It was an easy going atmosphere, the light and set was being prepared and hair and makeup calmly being done. I had worked with some of the team earlier and it is always a joy meeting again. The model Cat I had never met before. A shy beauty. I think she was happy that we could speak french together. Appreciating the beauty of others has always been something I do but lately I also feel a tremendous gratitude to be able to work with and meet such beauties all the time. Can you imagine? Not only the beauty of their physical appearance but the beauty of who they are as well. I`m so blessed to see that and to be part of that. I think I`m just totally falling in love with humanity, with human beings, with the possibilities of this life and how we have a chance to express it in such multitude of various ways…and fashion being such a creative one. The clothes and the whole story was very classical, there was not much to bring in to the picture since they wanted it in a simple graphic way. I did not feel my best and it shows. But it was a really great day anyway. And all the people working there were so fashionably dressed all in black. I smiled to myself…this is like being at the fashion week in Paris!
FINALLY my computer is with me again! It`s been a long time since. I missed this story I modelled for & other stories when it came out so catching up now. How was that work? It was very delightful to be invited in to the very secret design studio/ office/ photo studio of & other stories, the brand was so secret before it came out, all we knew was that a bunch of very cool designers had been recruited for a new brand under the wings of H&M, like Behnaz Ahram, Nicole…(who designed the shoes for Acne previous…Tekla Knaust…and others. Here comes the story and then I`ll look in my files for my behind the scenes…happy to be back on track.
Agnes B, our most wonderful editor in chef, was at the JPGaultier show last night and to her surprise saw me (I can keep a secret) on the catwalk, and got a very good shot at it. Thank you Agnes! (Love you Agnes!) And then we met on the street by surprise today, that was a nice surprise, you know those perfectly coordinated times that has been set in motion by the perfection of life itself.